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Drugs, Inc. - Heroin

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Drugs, Inc. - HeroinDrugs: A multibillion-dollar industry that fuels crime and violence like no other substance on the planet.

Turning cartel leaders into billionaires, the illegal drug industry also provides vital income to hundreds of thousands of poor workers across the globe.

While some users sacrifice their lives to an addiction they can’t escape, others find drugs to be their only saving grace from physical or emotional pain almost impossible to overcome. Where should the lines be drawn in this lucrative industry?

Heroin is a deadly opium derivative causing addition and often death. This episode will take viewers to a remote Afghan heroin lab that processes the raw materials and then on to Chicago, where a dealer demonstrates its final preparation for street sale and later to and witness a police raid on a heroin distribution network in New Jersey.

The insidiousness of addition is revealed through interviews with users who illuminate the paths to addiction.

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Heywood jakissme
Heywood jakissme
2 years ago

Yea Swiss free heroin and needles ,wow ,the problem is junkies will always find a way to get more dope and game the system ...... I mean liberal policies always start with good intentions ,I think and know from experience that incarceration is the only way users (opiate) can detox long enough to have that moment of clarity to decide on sobriety and this is usually 4-20 times in lock up ....just saying ,sorry for truth .

CASUAL 83
CASUAL 83
4 years ago

Drug addicts are weak pathetic dirty people with no will power or self control.And NO I am not ignorant.I took B&W for years and I was a pathetic unwashed loser junkie parasite for 16 years. Will power and total abstinence is the only answer.AND that includes abstinence from Methadone, it’s just another addiction. I am clean 5 years and I hated myself and all other junkies and I still do.

Richard J Guynes
Richard J Guynes
10 years ago

What's Greg's full name on the hereon icn episode? Want to reach out and donate. When I was in Afghanistan I could as far as I could see it was pot then poppy. Now my thoughts on weed are mine but hard drugs I have a negative view. It felt not like the war on "terror" but war on drugs.

Check this there were more (now facts are right names might be off) DEA special agents in hard core drugs 6? Than in the country of Afghanistan when I was there 1-2.

Looking for Greg's name to donate or help, I be lucky if he is on the west coast.

Respectfully,
Richard G

me
me
10 years ago

this made me so sad cuz my friend who is only 15 yes 15! overdosed on a bad batch aka contaminated heroin on monday and is no longer alive because of it

tratincica
tratincica
11 years ago

Try putting myeboga providers in google search. There seem to be some in Australia, not melbourne though

marc v
marc v
11 years ago

I really enjoyed this. I was very uplifted to finally hear the Newark Police Chief say "We can beat this problem." First LEO I ever heard say that! God bless this guy and those who work with him to give it their best shot!

Lee Hume
Lee Hume
11 years ago

@ ProudinUS... LMAO that is WHY you misspelled "there own words" instead of "their own words" and btw, "pureposly" is correctly spelled "purposely."
Further, "street slang" is correctly referred to as "STREET VERNACULAR." I suggest you speak of what you watch rather than try to articulate or extrapolate what you think you MIGHT be saying... jus' sayin' LMAO!!!!

Janis Payton
Janis Payton
11 years ago

switzerland by all means has the right approach to this disease, It will bring even the ugliest of herion addiction to a place where help can start, that one person can then have a life of some kind of normalcy w/o having the demoralizing effects of herion use keep him i n hiding until death. I understand the usa cant do this but we had bettere do something cuz all those kids who r doing opiate pills r our future herion addicts and to say the least there are thousands of them. doctors today "pain mangment" r the worst drug dealers this country has ever seen. pharacutical companies have found there way into main stream drug addiction and they are not going away any time soon because of the people who believe that a prescription from a dr is not anything like doing street drugs. its all drugs weather you get if from your street corner dealer or the wallgreens on every corner. Ur next generation of herion addicts is already here , they r still stealing the pills from there mom and dad.

Glen Hale
Glen Hale
11 years ago

We will never win against drugs there is to much money involved form the feds to the banks, if the cartel's pulled their money out of banks they would collapse.

1beyourowndoc2
1beyourowndoc2
12 years ago

All of the conflict begins with customers...These customers ruin their life..The key is not supply..The key is on the demand side...Why do people ever start drugs in the first place? Find a replacement that is not addictive and illegal

dmxi
dmxi
12 years ago

heroin........the best drug in the world!!!!!it should be available pure & cheap for everyone who desires it.......governed & taxed of course,as every drug should be !like in the good ol' days with a pinch of jazz,mmmh!

Mad
Mad
12 years ago

National Geographic is just like a National Propaganda station lol, even tho we have a "free" press it seems just as controlled as those state controlled outlets you see from overseas reporting on the wrongdoings of the west.

StevenLJones
StevenLJones
12 years ago

Ibogaine will stop withdrawal symptoms of Heroin and other drugs.
Ayahuasca helps treat the psychological causes of addiction.
Why are these drugs illegal and why is it not left up to doctors to decide how to treat addiction?

Poor people use dope more than anyone. Dope keeps poor people from being empowered. It keeps them poor and dependent and not a problem for politicians.

Organized crime thrives on illegality. If they could get cigarettes to be illegal they'd make even more money. 300 billion from Heroin alone. Think about what part of the economy that isn't affected by organized crime? How many legit companies become corrupted. How many honest business people who are offered deals they can't refuse? One of the Italian mobs is into waste management. One of their genius schemes was to sink a ship of nuclear waste at sea. Think of the housing bubble scam and you can imagine what's in store if we let them win. Think of who they can get to with bribes or threat or both. Who do they own? The war on drugs is a joke. Look at the prisons. Law enforcement hasn't even made a dent. Addiction is a medical issue and should not be made a criminal one. Legalize drugs and that's 300 billion less for them to invest and corrupt legit business.

Mad
Mad
12 years ago

The government is running the heroin out of Afghanistan folks, how do you think it got there? If you control the opium you control the Asians, every imperialist knows this. the USA is the belly of the beast of imperialism

ProudinUS
ProudinUS
12 years ago

Hahaha ha haha ha hahah ha hahah ha haha..ohza, that hurts! Now that's some 80s sh*t there..hahaha haha ha hahah hahaha haha ha....

Justin_Funski
Justin_Funski
12 years ago

It is long past time to stop Nixon's antiquated War on Drugs, the government has lost and we throw good money after bad. Addiction is a medical condition and opiate dependence can now be treated much more easily with Suboxone. If someone has a drug problem they should see a doctor, not a policeman.

Guest
Guest
12 years ago

Samuel says: "You have a cunning sense of humour, really reminds me of Bill Hicks, and every one of your posts here made me laugh. - "I am assembling a team of 5 to do specialized night opiate burns. Since the Krisfalusci foundation is split into 5 sections you would need a majority stock holder decision. and have already received their approvals.....done" HAHAHAHA! You are slaying me, man. Keep 'em coming!"

It's an honor to be compared to Bill Hicks, i too can see resemblance . I though i'd recopy part of it...to bring it close to you at least in order of comments.
az

ProudinUS
ProudinUS
12 years ago

All right then, this is a subject that is close at heart. I don't f--kin appreciate either one of YOU runnin' the board when I was helping the best way I know how! If you have something to say to me say it! You f*ckin' took a beautiful post that was sent to me by Samuel and tore it away from me with your clouded posts. I don't get those very often in my life!

ProudinUS
ProudinUS
12 years ago

If one of your children was on something....anything and the only option was to let them run their course.....who would you want to sell them the dope (if you had the choice of course)
A) a real dope hopper
b) a licensed counsolar
c) under cover
d) a ex dope user who's changed his life!

Let's run through the options:
A) Dope hopper?.....Well, his/her main motive for selling them the dope is to make a profit off of users addiction.....so probably not.
B) counsilar?.....Ah..wow, I don't know? More then likly the counsiler has never had any kind of substance abuse, and your kid would be able to easially manipulate them........probably not.

c) under cover?........ah, no! ........fckn flaming idiot...boo
D) recovering adict? Let's look at him, ok?...He would be able to relate to your kid. when your kid does odd acts..the rec addict will be able to spot and adress the issue..the kid begins to over take..the ex addict will be able to slow it down the way he did...ex addict can prevent outside influence and keep it a one on one......I'd choose him anyday of the year.

lakhotason
lakhotason
12 years ago

Yes, it's better to recognize the problem and deal with it rather than go all SWAT Team. I would rather we have clinics that dispense heroin. The users are going to get it anyway regardless of how "tough" you are on drugs.

norlavine
norlavine
12 years ago

Pain free is the name of the game.None of us are very comfortable in our own bodies. We all have some amount of physical or mental discomfort, even if we aren't sick. I thought I was pain free until I required a shot of a narcotic once,before a medical procedure.I got up, got dressed and proceeded to leave the hospital. When asked 'what are you doing?' my response was 'I'm not going to waste this, I'm going out to party'.
I never had the urge to have another go, but I remember how free of pain I had suddenly become - pain I had been previously unaware of.
Narcotics derived from opium bind to opioid receptors in our nervous and digestive system, - almost analogically to how dogs genetically evolved to serve the needs of a human master.
I will never 'try' heroin, nor fortunately have the urge to, because I would sure as hell become it's slave.
It ruins lives, except for those who can control it or afford it.

lakhotason
lakhotason
12 years ago

I don't know about BC but here we have a terrible problem with heroin and meth. Needles are everywhere. We have a dedicated patrol just to police them up. We also have a needle exchange. Tends to draw users here from all over the West.

Guest
Guest
12 years ago

A funny thing about the 12 allowed plants is that it includes plants of any size meaning your clones too. So basically what they are saying is that you have to get your clones somewhere else??? doesn't make much sense.
az

Bobs
Bobs
12 years ago

WTF Iran's the dopeyist country in the world? No wonder they have the guts to blow themselves.

b1arygar1r
b1arygar1r
12 years ago

none of you have got a clue about heroin addiction.ive been an addict for 19yrs.sure it was good at first like most drugs are,you start with friends etc.they move or die.you loose just about everything,children,friends,etc.one of the worst drugs in the world for addiction.still cant get of it.youve got to have been there seen it done it to understand heroin addiction

Qb1T
Qb1T
12 years ago

From the preamble above:
"Drugs: A multibillion-dollar industry that fuels crime and violence like no other substance on the planet."

No, that would be oil.

Pauline Hollett-Morris
Pauline Hollett-Morris
12 years ago

John's comments are so frustrating, which makes me wonder is it meant only to egg us on. Either way I feel the need to spew.

Drugs have their place - both the legal and illegal sorts. In both groups many have some great benefits but we also can not deny the problems that can arise.

For example, I had surgery about 7 months ago and would never have been able to bear the pain of having my stomach ripped open without heavy doses of morphine (I was awake for the procedure). So let's score one good drug for the pharma industry.

In terms of street drugs - let's move away from the objective view that includes LSD, pot, etc in terms of enlightening and let's use pot as a pain reliever for an example. I know some people who get great pain relief thanks to old Mary Jane - to treat fibromyalgia in one instance. Their life would not have the same level of quality as it does now if not for marijuana.

But there are the downsides to all drugs. Addiction and abuse being the biggest one for all types of drugs whether you're a junkie shooting up on the street, a depressed housewife addicted to some prescribed mood altering concoction or an alcoholic legally drinking away at the bar.

We cannot disregard the benefits that so many drugs have in peoples' lives because of the risks of negative affects. If we ban all drugs, ok how would that work. Who will tell the junkies they can't have their hit? I'm sure there are a lot of people who would gladly do that.

But who tells a suffering child's parent their kid can't have pain killers because they are drugs and therefore bad. Who tells the diabetic they can't have insulin? Who tells those who need life saving surgery that they have to choose between death or lying awake and suffering through their body being ripped open?

If you want to volunteer for that position, John, then you are a bigger problem to society than the druglords (both cartel and legal) are themselves.

Qb1T
Qb1T
12 years ago

All drugs should be illegal. Except the ones I use.

relament
relament
12 years ago

I've done heroin. I liked it:)

Jane Doe
Jane Doe
12 years ago

You'll never get rid of drugs, but that's a nice naive fantasy John!

Jane Doe
Jane Doe
12 years ago

If America produced the best drugs, there would be NO war on drugs.

ulickmcgee
ulickmcgee
12 years ago

The world needs more people like greg and his exchange programme these are the people who make a difference unlike the government or the cops or the dealers who dont give a rats arse.Its unbiased people like greg and his team who are on the frontline saving other human beings lives and lets face it at the end of the day whether you are an addict or not we are all human right.

steviecomment
steviecomment
12 years ago

The war on drugs has been raging for so long now, but there doesn't seem to be a change in tactics. Isn't the definition of madness, doing the same thing over and over expecting different results.

musbcrazy
musbcrazy
12 years ago

heroin is an awful drug...for both those who get hooked on it and for those who have to watch loved ones go down hill. a sibbling of mine has struggled with the drug since they were 17 and is 34 now. they are still back and for the drug, methadone the drug etc but id put money on if they had a choice of a heroin addiction over a meth addiction, theyd keep the heroin.

meth is the most devastating, addictive ruthless drug ive ever come accross in my life! youd be a fool to ever try it!

Jeremy
Jeremy
12 years ago

If you as an individual are too lazy or dense to research and learn about alcohol prohibition, and cannot correlate the similarities between ANY substance and the link to addiction and prohibition, then you should probably not be commenting here. People spouting rhetoric about making it all Illegal are brainless turds, devoid of coherent thought, very akin to attempting to douse a wildfire with a pail of water... Get a clue... Prohibition will never work, it only makes the issue worse.

a_no_n
a_no_n
12 years ago

Drugs: A multibillion-dollar industry that fuels crime and violence like no other substance on the planet.

This line could not be more wrong!
PROHIBITION fuels these things, Prohibition is what makes users criminals. Prohibition is what forces users to the fringe of society.
Prohibition is what makes Heroin impossible to escape.
Remove prohibition, tax drugs, and use that tax money to fund rehabilitation programmes that don't involve god (and as a result actually work) and not only do you cripple the cartels that make Billions from it, but you also erase the need for people to do the crimes they fund their habits with!

This seems like propaganda and i haven't even pressed play yet!

Lisa Hijar
Lisa Hijar
12 years ago

There should be more people like him, helping !

Vera786
Vera786
12 years ago

It seems like those Afghans take heroin drugs to Europe n the US by their camel caravans?!?!?! Don't show us victims, talk about top beneficiaries...
Why after launching military operations in Afghanistan the heroin growth was doubled, n it's still increasing..... Why? 2/5

John Krisfalusci
John Krisfalusci
12 years ago

Sorry, no drugs WHATSOEVER, not even morphine. its just sickening to think about. drugs like heroin, marijuana, alcohol, and cigarettes should be banned forever. it serves no purpose in america or anywhere else. thats a fact.

Andronikus Byronikus
Andronikus Byronikus
12 years ago

what happenned to when the Taliban was in charge before 2003, heroin production/supply was reduced.. (fundamentalist Muslisms, no drugs doh) and the US gov needs it to keep flowing .. that wasn't that mentioned ?? maybey they forgot

John Krisfalusci
John Krisfalusci
12 years ago

drugs have no use on earth whatsoever. we should ban heroin, marijuana, alcohol, and cigarettes. the world would be a happier, simpler, and easier existence. ^_^

Bjurne
Bjurne
12 years ago

America, f*ck yeah.